Originally Posted by kitten_Val
I heard it's not good to use as well. BUT I use it all the time on myself, dogs, cats, and horses. I tried both with and without and when I used it the wound dried out and healed faster.
The question with these types of experiences becomes how do you know that it dried out and healed faster than it would have without the use of peroxide? Unless you have 2 exactly the same wounds and treat them in 2 different ways, you can't know if they would have healed any differently with a different treatment. This kind of comparison is one of the ways that the people who study wound healing assess the different products that are advertised for use on wounds. So, these anecdotal reports really have to be taken with a grain of salt. As they say at A&M, often the body heals despite what we do rather than because of it.
There are definitely situations where peroxide is beneficial, however for general wound cleaning it should not be used. There are other options that don't damage cells and are more effective at killing bacteria that will serve better for wound cleaning.